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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Boone, Richard E.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CS 219 Programming Concepts

Semester

F2AA 2007 LC

Faculty

Boone, Richard E.

Title

Adjunct Professor, Computer Science

Degrees/Certificates

BS in Computer Science
MS in Software Engineering

Daytime Phone

210-313-7904

Other Phone

Night 210-698-3397

E-Mail

richard.boone@park.edu

Semester Dates

22 Oct 07 – 16 Dec 07

Class Days

T-TH

Class Time

4:45 PM - 7:25 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
JAVA    An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming  by Walter Savitch -- Fourth Edition  -- Prentice Hall Publisher ISBN-0-13-149202-0

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

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Course Description:
This course continues the development of the programming and problem-solving skills introduced in CS 151. Programming concepts will be put into practice by using Java for programming projects. Students will learn about object-oriented programming and two of its key components - inheritance and polymorphism. Additionally, students will learn about these topics: arrays, graphical user interface components, event-driven programming, exception handling. Prerequisites: Any math course = MA 131 and a grade of C or better in CS 151. Suggested prerequisite: CS 140. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
Education is based on periodic chat lectures, readings, quizzes, examinations, and programming assignments. Self-discipline is a must to be successful in this online course.  Students must stay ahead of their reading and get an early start on their assignments.  Students are encouraged to interact with each other and contact the instructor when necessary.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain advanced object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, GUI programming
  2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  3. Use an integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs.
  4. Debug and test Java programs.
  5. Write Java programs that use proper style and documentation.
  6. Demonstrate proper use of the object-oriented principles of inheritance and composition. -Given a problem description, the student should be able to decide on appropriate classes in a class hierarchy tree. -Given a description that involves two classes, the student should be able to decide on whether composition or inheritance is more appropriate.
  7. Write Java programs that use: -class variables and class methods -arrays and Arraylists -object-oriented programming concepts – inheritance, polymorphism -exception handling -GUI programming – event-driven programming, layout managers, components


Core Assessment:

All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade (preferably, it will count for more). School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all CS 219 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.

There are four categories of questions in the final exam:

Critical thinking:

(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 5, 7)

Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).

Exam questions: 25-26

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

Communication: (relevant learning outcome – 5)

Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

Exam questions: 18-26

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

Key discipline concepts/terminology:

(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 6, 7)

Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 219 concepts.

Exam questions: 1-17

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

Technical skills:

(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 7)

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

Exam questions: 18-24

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

No exam graded.

The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.

Class Assessment:

Participation

5 Projects

4 Quizzes

Midterm

Final Exam

Grading:

Participation  5%

5 Projects (6% each = 30%)

4 Quizzes (5% each = 20%)

Midterm  20%

Final Exam  25%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
A 10% penalty will be assessed for each day work turned in after the due date.  Late work will not be received after the start of the next class meeting after the assignment was due.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Do NOT surf the web or have side-bar conversations during lecture.  Come prepared to interact with the instructor each meeting.  Participation is important and accounts for part of the participation points awarded.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week

Chapter/Topic

Assignment/Tests

Projects Due

Week 1

Chap 1-5 Review:
Chap 6 Arrays

Assignment 1

 

Week 2

Chap 6: More Arrays
Chap 7: Inheritence and Polymorphism

Quiz1
Assignment 2

Assignment 1

Week 3

Chap 7: Inheritence
Chap 8 Exceptions and Exception Handling

Quiz 2

Assignment 2

Week 4

Chap 9:  File processing


Assignment 3

 

Week 5

Chap 12:  Intro to GUI Programming

Midterm

Assignment3

Week 6

Chap 12:  More GUI Programming

Quiz 3
Assignment 4

 

Week 7

Chap 14:  More GUI Programming

Assignment 5
Quiz 4

Assignment 4

Week 8

Chap 14:  More GUI Programming

Final Exam

Assignment 5

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  7. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:10/10/2007 9:31:49 AM